Johan Janssen – in conversation

I caught up with Johnan recently about his session at Voxxed Days Bristol and asked him why he’d proposed playing with Lego and Raspberry Pi’s for a developer conference? Nowadays most of us still work with REST/XML to communicate between applications. It doesn’t feel natural that you need quite some other code and libraries to … Read more Johan Janssen – in conversation

Programme announced for Voxxed Days Bristol 2016!

Voxxed Days Bristol 2016 has attracted an unprecedented number of presentation submissions for the UK’s first Voxxed Days conference in Bristol on February 25th 2016. Three hundred software developers will be joining a world class set of speakers at the Watershed in Bristol for a fascinating programme over 3 parallel tracks – Cloud Architecture, Cloud Data, … Read more Programme announced for Voxxed Days Bristol 2016!

EU Robotics Week – Robot Buildathon

At the robot buildathon, kids from 5 to 14 years old will help researchers build 100 robots to treat artificial cancer cells. They will also interact with researchers, educators, and students at robot stations throughout the museum. Stations will showcase a swarm of 200 coin-sized robots, Thymio and TiddlyBot robots they can program, and the … Read more EU Robotics Week – Robot Buildathon

Continuing growth of DigiMakers <local>

Last Sat at Barton Hill Settlement saw the continuing growth of DigiMakers <local>, delivered as part of our Education & Skills SIG. In addition to the younger cohort working on their Scratch projects we had a new attendee working on the more advanced Raspberry Pi maker projects. Running from 4pm until 5pm on a Sat afternon, the sessions … Read more Continuing growth of DigiMakers <local>

The verification challenge

From my discussions with members and around the industry, verification was identified as a significant challenge within embedded software and one that is getting harder to satisfy. It seemed appropriate for the Special Interest Group to take this as a starting point for a very productive and lively workshop. XMOS very kindly hosted us for … Read more The verification challenge

High Tech Skills Immersion

WE ARE High Tech Bringing High Tech Industries & education closer together. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership are organising the first ‘Immersion’ skills workshop & networking evening for the High Tech sector at Bristol & Bath Science Park; a step towards building a collaborative approach to the skills needs of the High Tech industries in the West of England. The West of … Read more High Tech Skills Immersion